The Balm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette Review

Eyeshadow Palettes, Makeup Review, Review, The Balm

Hi Glitter Babes!

The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette has been on my lust list for quite a while so when Rexall was having a BOGO sale, this palette was the first thing I grabbed. I’m so excited to own a palette made up of only matte colours and since it’s by The Balm, I had to see if it would blow me away like the other palettes have.

Price: $32 CAD at Rexall/Pharmaplus

First off, I love how retro and cute The Balm is with their palettes. The palette is super lightweight and small, with an inside mirror, double sided brush and closes with a magnetic fastener to prevent damage.

Matt Smith: Creamy  beige
Matt Gallagher: Light pinkish-brown
Matt Ramirez: Dark reddish-brown
Matt McDonald: Dark greyish-blue
Matt Horowitz: Medium blue
Matt Chung: Pale pink
Matt Batali: Dark eggplant
Matt Schilling: Medium teal
Matt Patel: Medium mauve

With matte shadows in palettes, I’m always afraid of a couple shades being a bit too chalky to use but while testing this palette out, I was amazed by how pigmented each colour was and how smooth and easy all of them applied. As you can see in the swatches below, the blues, teal and mauve have a slight sheen too them, which doesn’t exactly make them completely matte colours like the rest of the palette but regardless of finding that out, they happen to be my favourite shades (especially Matt McDonald, Matt Horowitz and Matt Schilling!) to work/play with!

L-R: Matt Smith, Matt Gallagher, Matt Ramirez, Matt McDonald, Matt Horowitz, Matt Chung, Matt Batali, Matt Schilling, Matt Patel
The application was like butter with each one and for the most part all of the colours can be combined in some way for a great matte look that doesn’t look dull. I’m looking forward to using this palette for more classic looks as well as using those toned down jewel toned shades for more dramatic, bold looks. If you’re a fan of glitter like I am, those jewel toned colours will look fabulous underneath a soft layer of glitter which will give you the perfect party look!

Since fall is here (gah, already?!), this is a great palette to use while you give your more shimmery shadows of the Summer a break. And since the palette is quite small, compact and weighs pretty much nothing, this is a no brainer to take with you when you’re travelling. The sizes of the shadows are a bit smaller than The Balm’s standard shadow sizes as well as the Shady Lady palettes, but the price of this palette is more than reasonable and makes up for that. I really like that I can grab this one for a quick matte look or incorporate a couple of the colours into a look I’m working on with another palette. I think everybody should own at least one matte palette, they can be used in so many different ways!

Have you picked up the Meet Matt(e) palette? What do you think of it?!

Hugs, Kisses & Glitter,


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